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Drop Shipping in Logistics: Business Model Pros and Cons


Dropshipping has become an increasingly popular business model. But are the logistics of dropshipping right for your business? Here's what you need to know

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The Evolving Role Associations Play in the Logistics Industry

Logistics Manager

The international logistics industry of today has its success to thank for a revolution that came about over 60 years ago in the form of containerization which transformed the face of the industry as we know it.

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The Number One Killer of Sales with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:10] So many people say coach, consultant, and trainer interchangeably. Talk about the differences between them and a little bit about your background in brain science.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Best Practices to Keep Your Warehouse Clean


Warehouse cleaning can be an overwhelming task solely due to the size of modern-day warehouses. If not regularly maintained, warehouses can quickly become messy and unorganized, which can hamper the day-to-day workflow, which can increase hazards and operating costs.

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Love’s celebrates the opening of 500 locations in style

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Founder Tom Love thanks customers for paving the way with giveaways


Consider Hiring Veterans at Your Workplace

Material Handling and Logistics

Military backgrounds give veterans distinctive capabilities and perspectives that can add insight and diversity to your team’s problem-solving

Exploring the Growing Talent Gap in Supply Chain Management


If you work in supply chain and logistics, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the growing talent gap. While the trucker shortage has been a hot topic of conversation during this last year, the industry is starting to realize that the talent gap extends far past just trucking.

How to Save Money Through WMS Automation


Supply chain leaders are under increasing pressure to improve productivity and efficiency in the warehouse. Demands from labor resources for better pay, better treatment, and more opportunity have never been higher.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

The race for automated trucks is on, but the finish line isn’t in sight

Fleet Owner

Truckmakers, safety and commercial technology companies are still looking for how to successfully jump from Level 2 to Level 4 automation

Company Leaders Often Overlook the Importance of Distribution

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how distribution can support a company’s overall business and marketing strategy

Trucking Regulations Update: MORE RED TAPE

Logistics Management

New HOS tweaks top the list of regulatory changes heading into 2020. Carriers say flexibility is key to effective industry regulation covering the niche sectors that make up this dominant, $700 billion industry

Truckload Carriers: How to Find Them with these 12 Tips


Keeping the workforce happy has always been a critical concern for business owners and supply chain leaders. In this context, finding and securing the right carriers forms a significant portion of managing truckload carriers.

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Study finds free CPAP machines save on truckers’ other medical costs

Fleet Owner

A study of thousands of truck drivers who were given free CPAP machines to treat sleep apnea saved the company an estimated $441 per month, per driver in medical insurance costs from health care problems other than sleep apnea. The findings indicate

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How did we get here? Building the Defence logistician – Part One

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Over the next month we’ll be publishing a number of popular posts on as broad a range of topics as possible. This transcript is the first half of a speech given at the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Defence Logistics Conference.

43% of US Commercial Trucks Powered by Diesel

Material Handling and Logistics

Since 2007, the newest-generation diesel trucks on U.S. roads have eliminated 126 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), 18 million tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 1 million tons of particulate matter (PM), and saved 12.4 billion gallons of diesel and 296 million barrels of crude oil

Winnebago at the Intersection of Alt Fuels and the Surgery Room

NGT News

Winnebago Industries Inc. has delivered the first all-electric mobile surgical instrument lab (eMSIL) to University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Health Center.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Automation and technology could help cull the driver shortage next decade

Fleet Owner

As more driver-assist technology becomes reality, the learning curve shortens for potential new commercial drivers

Heads-up: Park at the Dandrige, Tenn., Speedway location for an overnight and you will be towed

Overdrive Online

Or at least you'll be hooked up to by a tow operator who will unhook at a cost of $300. Amid recently renewed calls to outlaw this practice, one independent's wee-hours story from Dandridge and perspective from the tow operator and property owner, too

How Is Logistics Technology Affecting Warehousing and Distribution?


Technology exists to make life easier. It also provides a potentially huge competitive advantage for companies that make the right investments. Logistics technologies are making a major impact on the productivity and competitiveness of warehousing and distribution companies. Here’s a look at how.

Stage Set for NTEA’s Green Truck Summit 2020

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The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Records threatened from NY to Texas with arctic blast

Fleet Owner

(Bloomberg) – A deep blast of Arctic cold will threaten daily temperature records from New York to Texas starting late Tuesday and running to Thursday. New York City’s temperature will drop from 57 degrees (14 Celsius) down to 20 over the course of

Panjiva reports rapid rate of decline for U.S.-bound waterborne shipments in October

Logistics Management

October shipments, at 1,047,257, were off 8.9% annually on a preliminary basis, which was far steeper than September’s 1.6% annual decline and the third quarter’s 0.2% Containerized freight shipments in October rose 7.5 On a year-to-date basis through October, shipments are up 0.05%, at 10,301,352

Opinion: All Those Returns Are Killing the Environment

Material Handling and Logistics

The 1 million packages that will be returned this holiday season will add 5 billion pounds to landfills and put 15 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere

How to Secure the Best Carrier Rates for Your Freight


It’s that time of year again. Shippers are bracing for the onslaught of holiday peak shopping and shipping season. As carrier rates increase in response to stronger-than-average demand on e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers, carrier freight rates will set new records.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.